WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING

"Going through Leadership Oklahoma is an eye-opening experience to the diversity of our state. From Guymon to Broken Bow, we heard similar themes by our host communities and its residents. Our people define the "Oklahoma Standard" by their grit of endurance and tenacity to overcome obstacles or challenges that faced them. Taking the time to listen, collaborate and compromise will lead Oklahoma toward its greatest days ever!" -- Lyle L. Roggow, Duncan, Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation, Class 30 and Lifetime Member.

YOUTH PROGRAM

Youth Leadership Oklahoma Class Activities

YLOK’s time spent together is a unique learning experience.  It’s not just about learning the history, culture, and issues; it’s building a cohesive bond with others while respecting their differences. The common thread is their commitments to stay in Oklahoma – to live, work and someday raise families here.  YLOK graduates have opportunities to interact and mentor new YLOK members.  Over 83% of YLOK graduates currently live in Oklahoma.

YLOK instills a deep pride for Oklahoma. Students learn about issues and can make a difference. For example, after touring Educare, many expressed their desire to become teachers and help facilitate the change needed for early childhood education in Oklahoma. The Noble Foundation highlighted the food shortage around the world and what the Noble Foundation is doing to help make an impact. The students realized they could impact the world AND still live in Oklahoma.  The wheels were turning in their heads when given a chance to work and debate a bill in a mock legislature as to what kind of an impact they can have on the state of Oklahoma.


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